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Health Care - Certificate

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The Health Care program is a short-term training certification program allowing students to become certified in multiple areas such as phlebotomy, home health aide and certified nursing assistant. The Health Care Certificate serves as a transition into many of the college's health science degree programs. 

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Affidavit Acknowledgement form prior to acceptance.
  • Criminal Background Check is required prior to registering for AHS 141.
  • Urine Drug Screening 30 days prior AHS 163 or AHS 167 clinicals.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the Competency Exams for state certification in Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Applicants to the Health Care program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.

For more information, please contact a Health Science Advisor.

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester 
Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
AHS 102 Medical Terminology 3
AHS 106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
AHS 180 Health Careers Preparation 3
BIO 110 General Anatomy & Physiology* 3
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
MAT 101 Beginning Algebra** 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
Elective course - approved by advisor

Electives cannot be counted in more than one area.
BIO 101, BIO 110, BIO 112, BIO 210, BIO 211, BIO 225, CHM 105, CHM 110, MAT 101, MAT 110, MAT 120, MAT 155, PSY 201, PSY 203, SPC 205, AHS 106, AHS 114, AHS 145, AHS 141 or AHS 167

The following two courses are required for students to be able to be certified as home health aid.
Students preferring a Phlebotomy career path may opt to substitute AHS 141 and AHS 167 for the AHS 163 and AHS 114. Both courses must be substituted.

AHS 163 Long-Term Care# 5
AHS 114 Basic First Aid# 1

Total Credit Hours


*BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 112, BIO 210 or BIO 211 may be taken in place of BIO 110.
**MAT 110, MAT 120 may be taken in place of MAT 101.